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What you get with this Offer
As an experienced nonfiction book editor who has worked on over 400 books (including developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading), I’ll critique your nonfiction book and provide an editorial assessment report of the contents. I've helped many authors improve their books, and I'd love to help you by sharing my inside-the-industry knowledge.
In this critique, I look at everything from the title to the final words, including:
• The structure, order, flow, content, ideas, length, clarity, writing style, tone, and visual style, etc.
• Identifying gaps in content, contradictions, inconsistencies, problem areas, and readability issues.
• Checking that the book delivers on its promise, meets its aim, and matches your intended audience.
I’ll provide a comprehensive editorial assessment (either a 5-10 page written report or a 1-hour Skype call - your choice) of recommendations, suggested improvements, and honest feedback on what works and what doesn’t. I’ll let you know which type(s) of editing are needed—if any. As an editor, I'm brutally honest but constructive, as honest feedback is what turns a good book into a great book! It's far better to get an honest opinion from a book editor rather than getting negative reviews when you publish.
Please note, a critique doesn’t involve making any changes to the actual book. If you’re looking for hands-on editing, please see my other hourlie.
When you have made the changes, I also offer an add-on to read the book again and provide a secondary assessment on whether the book now meets its aims and whether any issues have been resolved. I can also recommend a book designer, offer tips on the publishing process, and signpost you to useful resources.
My specialist areas are self-help, self-development, self-improvement, personal improvement, business development, business ideas, entrepreneurship, leadership, and management. I can also critique philosophy, health, wellbeing, and fashion book. Please get in touch to discuss your topic.
Get more with Offer Add-ons
I can provide both a written report and a voice call
Additional 1 working day+£30
What the Freelancer needs to start the work
If you're interested in this service, please get in touch to check that your book is in my area of expertise first. Then I will need a copy of the book in Word or PDF format. Please provide as much information about the book as possible. In particular, I will need to know who your intended audience is, your personal aim for the book, your aim for the reader, and whether you plan to self-publish or seek a traditional publisher. Please send over an NDA if required, though I assure you of confidentiality at all times. Please let me know whether you would prefer a written report or a voice call.